In the Bronx, crisscrossed by expressways and dotted with old industrial sites, asthma rates are sky high.
Some school districts have gone over their allotted number of snow days, and now, it is cutting into vacation time.
The proposal calls for the state to subsidize the cost of the freeze in 2014 with its budget surplus.
At least eight school districts on Long Island have canceled classes for Monday, in the wake of the blizzard that left more than 30 inches of snow in parts of Suffolk County.
The state budget adopted late last month called for about $850 million more in state subsidies than the previous year. About half that amount was added at the end of the budget process.
In Brooklyn, a local community board is trying to nix the city’s plan for a new school in Kensington.